School of Architecture Lecture Series: Michael Jakob

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The Swiss Touch in Landscape Architecture

Landscape architecture continually transforms
the environment and the way we approach it.
This modern discipline, which began around
1800, quickly evolved throughout the twentiethcentury.
It is now undergoing an even more
spectacular rise as it takes a prominent place
within society and becomes established as an
important concern.
The present exhibition hints at the richness,
diversity and complexity of this fascinating field.
The first section deals with theory and history
and provides a conceptual framework for the
exhibition. The visitor is invited to discover the
influence of the history of gardens and the
important role played by the pioneers of Swiss
landscape architecture. The visitor will also see
the crucial function of national exhibitions,
including the more recent Lausanne Jardins –
the successful international festival of urban
garden design. The second section – the core
of The Swiss Touch in Landscape Architecture
– provides a survey of the most significant
landscape architecture studios. The last
section, “nouvelle vague”, presents the works of
a new generation of landscape architects. The
chosen examples intend to highlight the
centrality of a profession, which thoroughly
changes our spatial, visual and social reality.


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  • Created By: Lisa Herrmann
  • Created: 09/19/2013
  • Modified By: Fletcher Moore
  • Modified: 10/07/2016

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